Who can say no to baklava? This dessert is one of the indispensable items of Turkish culture, making it very hard to diet. Baklava with pistachios or walnuts is famous, but you can also come across those with hazelnuts and almonds. Baklava is prepared with thin dough and thick syrup and it may seem simple, but don’t be fooled by its appearance.

While strolling the streets of Istanbul, you will encounter baklava with geometric shapes decorating shop windows. Another feature of this dessert is that it makes a delicious gift. In Turkish culture, it is common to take baklava when visiting other people.

Gaziantep, one of Turkey’s gourmet cities, is world-famous for its baklava. The secret of taste is special to the masters. You can find the best baklava produced in Gaziantep and more on ATÜ Old Bazaar shelves, and you can pamper yourself and your loved ones with this traditional sweet.